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Old 08-28-2014, 19:18   #1
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Colt needs to reintroduce the Detective Special!

Colt stopped manufacturing the Detective Special when Clinton was in office and there was fear of junk lawsuits and loss of lucrative gov't contracts for M4 carbines.

That storm has passed, Colt needs to reintroduce the Detective Special. Especially now that most states have CCW and there might be nationwide CCW in the near future.
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Old 08-28-2014, 20:08   #2
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I owned and carried off duty a Colt Det.Special in the late 1960's. Actually during my career I had two of them. They were six shot and felt good in hand. If Colt re-introduced the DS I would get one ASAP. Colt brought back the Mustang and it time to bring the Det.Special back.
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Old 08-28-2014, 20:26   #3
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I doubt Colt has the sense to notice that the J frame revolver is one of the most popular guns in America and has no real competition. They don't have a history of great business sense.
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Old 08-28-2014, 20:29   #4
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Does Colt even remember how to make revolvers?
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Old 08-28-2014, 20:32   #5
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No thanks..

The last batch of DS's (before they folded) were not exactly junk BUT nowwhere near the quality of their older guns; even the internals were sub-par.

As for the latest Mustang offering? For $600+ I'll pass on their .380.
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Old 08-28-2014, 21:49   #6
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From a person who grew up with a Det special on my left ankle, I love my Colt. but I don't think it would sell in todays market. there are much better options available in larger calibers and lighter.

Would I purchase one? YES but it would end up sitting in my safe next to my original Colt. I still have the first detective special I purchased back in the eighties. This colt is a special firearm as it was my first Handgun, when they put me in the ground this is the one I want tucked in my waste band with 2 of my speed loader in my pocket.
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Old 08-28-2014, 21:56   #7
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I'd buy it...
If they reintroduce the Cobra, I'd be one of the first in line!


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Old 08-28-2014, 22:33   #8
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:28   #9
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I would likely buy one.

I have an unfired, late example sitting in my safe. Should I shoot and carry it or sell it?

I'm trying to decide.

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Old 08-30-2014, 06:16   #10
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I'd buy one if I could afford it and the quality was there. I doubt either would be the case. If you get the price down it would not be the same gun. If it were the same gun the price would be $1000 or more.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:25   #11
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I'd buy one if it were comparable in price to other very good revolver options, S&W J-Frame, Ruger etc.
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I'd buy one if I could afford it and the quality was there. I doubt either would be the case. If you get the price down it would not be the same gun. If it were the same gun the price would be $1000 or more.
It would definitely NOT be the same gun and would likely be pretty over-priced for what you'd be getting.

Just like the latest generation Model 10 I handled the other day at a gun-shop...nowhere near the gun my '68 Model 10 is....not to compare Colt to S&W...
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